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Monday, April 2, 2018

5 Fun Things to Do In and Around St. Petersburg Clearwater

The Don Cesar Things to Do in St. Petersburg Clearwater

When I visited St. Petersburg Clearwater, it was on a business trip, so there wasn’t much time for sightseeing.  However, there was a little bit of time to enjoy some of the fun things to do in and around the St. Petersburg Clearwater area, just enough to make me interested in more.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

The Ultimate 3-Day Death Valley Road Trip Itinerary

Racetrack Playa 3-Day Death Valley Road Trip Itinerary

Death Valley is the largest U.S. National Park within the contiguous United States.  Death Valley is located in eastern California and has valleys, mountains, canyons, salt flats, sand dunes, and oases.  Death Valley also has almost 1,000 miles of paved and dirt roads, so is a multi-day road trip within itself.  There are so many outdoor adventures to be had in Death Valley.  Here are some of the best things to do in Death Valley to put together a full three-day road trip itinerary, including some off-road exploration.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Lausanne Things to Do Plus Lake Geneva Day Trips

Chateau de Gruyeres Lake Geneva Day Trips

Lake Geneva is the Swiss Riviera and part of French Switzerland.  It feels very different from other parts of Switzerland, what with everyone speaking French, and Lausanne feels very metropolitan and fashionable.  It’s almost like visiting more than one country, yet you’re still in Switzerland with all of its benefits, like the delicious food and the ridiculously efficient transportation system.  Lausanne has many things to do, making it a great place to both visit and use as a jumping off point for Lake Geneva day trips to places like Gruyeres, Chateaux de Chillon, Chaplin’s World, and a walk through wine country.

Monday, January 22, 2018

A First Time Hostel Experience with Israel’s Abraham Hostels

Abraham Hostels Review

Never say never.  That has always been one of my mantras.  And yet, there was one thing I said I would never do.  I said I would never, ever, ever stay in a hostel.  Hostels are for solo travelers, super budget travelers, backpackers, and kids in their late teens or early twenties, right?  We don’t fit into any of those categories.  The thought of sharing a room with strangers and sleeping in a bunk bed frankly makes my skin crawl.  However, when we spoke to Abraham Tours and they offered to host us both on their tours and in their hostels, how could we say no?  Thus started our first time ever staying in a hostel.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Best Things to Do in Moosehead Lake Maine

Moosehead Lake Fall Foliage Things to Do in Moosehead Lake Maine

We visited Moosehead Lake in Maine for two main reasons: hiking and fall foliage.  But these aren’t the only things to do in Moosehead Lake, and fall isn’t the only season to visit.  There are a number of great things to do in Moosehead Lake, most involving the great outdoors, and many can be done in any season. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Did You Know? 3 Reasons to Choose Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Sun Living Room Did you Know? 3 Reasons to Choose Viking Ocean Cruises

Most people think of river cruises when they hear the Viking Cruises name.  Did you know Viking has ocean cruises too?  Viking only recently, in 2015, joined the ocean cruise ranks with the Viking Star, yet they are on track to be the largest small-ship ocean cruise line by 2019 and already one-third of their revenue comes from their ocean cruises.  Viking has been named the world’s #1 ocean cruise line by Travel + Leisure and Cruise Critic.  What is the secret of their success?  They know who their customer is and they do everything to make sure that customer gets the best experience possible.  Viking has reinvented ocean cruising.  Here are three reasons to choose Viking Ocean Cruises for your next ocean cruise.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Top Things to Do with Two Days in Hanoi

Old Quarter Things to Do in Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city, located in northern Vietnam.  Hanoi is frenetic and has a reputation for its crazy traffic, mostly made up of motorbikes.  It’s also known for its French architecture and mouthwatering variety of Vietnamese street food.  On our Magnificent Mekong tour with Viking River Cruises, we had 48 hours in Vietnam.  Even with that short amount of time, we were able to fit in a lot of the best things to do in Hanoi, including viewing Ho Chi Minh, visiting Hoa Lo Prison and a few temples, and eating a lot of delicious food, all while successfully dodging motorbikes, or riding on the back of one.